Tunis, 16 October 2017 - The House of Representative and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee held its second meeting this week with a strong push to advance the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ghassan Salamé, met with the Dialogue Committees of the House of Representative and High Council of State tasked with drafting amendments to the Political Agreement. He congratulated them on the safe return after extensive consultations with their colleagues and wished them success in reaching understandings that would move the political process out of the current impasse.
On 6 October, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) successfully implemented a special-to-theatre training of 12 Libyan Military Engineers. The month-long training aimed to enhance the Libyan capacity to carry out Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and respond to the contamination resulting from protracted armed conflict.
4 October, 2017 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns today’s suicide attack against the court house in the Libyan city of Misrata. The attack, for which the Islamic State (ISIL) claimed responsibility, killed at least three and wounded over 15, including civilians.
The Special Representative to the Secretary-General and Head of UNSMIL, Dr. Ghassan Salame, sends his sincere condolences to the families of those killed and expresses his hope for the swift recovery of those injured.
Tunis, 1 October 2017 – From 1 September to 30 September 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 35 civilian casualties - 12 deaths and 23 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 men killed and 8 injured, 3 women killed and 2 injured, and 2 children killed (1 girl and 1 boy) and 13 children injured ( 7 girls and 6 boys).